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Capit. VII. On the Homage which Christ permitted to
be paid to himself ..

270
Capit. VIII. Miscellaneous declarations of Christ, intimat-

ing the existence and action of a Superior
Nature in himself

302
Capit. IX. Review of the Evidence collected in this
Chapter

327

CHAP.

IV. On the Real Humanity of Jesus Christ, its

characters and affections :

Sect. 1. The Human Nature, with all its innocent

properties, affirmed of Jesus Christ .... 333
Supplementary Note. Chrysostom, Cameron,
Ernesti, &c. on Heb. ii. 16....

358
11. Scriptural descriptions of the Messiah's Hu-

manity involving the recognition of a Su-
perior Nature

360
Supplementary Note. On Phil. ii. 6.

413

CHAP.

V. On the state of Mind, and Knowledge concern-

ing the Person of Christ, which the Apos-
tles possessed during the period of their
attendance upon him...

417
Supplementary Note. Citation from the Calm
Inquiry...

432

BOOK IV.

On the Doctrine taught by the Apostles in their inspired

ministry, concerning the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ 435

CHAP. I. On the Examples of the Apostolic Instruction
contained in the Book of Acts

438

Supplementary Notes. On Acts iv. 12. XX. 28. 490

BOOK IV.

ON THE

DOCTRINB TAUGAT BY

THE

APOSTLES IN THBIR

INSPIRED MINISTRY CONCERNING THE PERSON OF

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

It was avowedly not the intention of our Saviour, by his personal instructions, to communicate the entire knowledge of those truths which were to form the characteristic features of the final and perfect dispensation of religion. He delivered intimations, assumptions, allusions, and, as it were, germinant principles which, when illustrated by subsequent revelation, would be shewn to involve a variety of ulterior truths. Such subsequent and completive revelation he expressly reserved to be given by the ministry of his inspired servants, as he explicitly assured them: “ The Instructor,* the Holy Spirit, whom

* Napáxintos" so I conceive that the connexion requires this appellative to be translated. See this interpretation supported in Cameron. Myrothec. Evang. p. 134. J. A. Ernesti, Prolus. de Difficult, N. T. recte Interpr. ap. Opusc. Philol. p. 214, &c.

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the Father will send in my name : he will teach you all things.

When the Instructor is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who cometh forth from the Father, he will testify concerning me. He will guide you

into all the truth. He will glorify me : for he will receive of mine and will declare it to you. All things, whatsoever the Father hath, are mine : therefore I have said, He receiveth of mine, and will declare it to you.

It is impossible to doubt that these declarations of our Lord import that the completion of his design, in the revelation of religious truth, was reserved to the official ministry of his select followers ; that, for insuring the correct accomplishment of this purpose, he would provide them with a perfect and infallible assistance; and that THE TRUTH which they would be thus enabled to promulgate, was to have an ESPECIAL and PRINCIPAL relation to HIMSELF, to his person, his prerogatives, and his glory.

It therefore remains, in order to bring this

Tittmanni Meletem. Sacra, p. 520. But the candid reader will not suppose that I would translate zapáxintos in all places by this, or perhaps by any other single term. Its true signification is one who appears for another, to perform any kind office of help, assistance, or patronage ; and therefore it will signify, an advocate, protector, pleader, intercessor, teacher, guide, comforter, &c: as the nature of the case and the phraseology of the connexion may signify. See the valuable Dissertation of Dr. Knapp of Hallé, de Spiritu S. et Christo Paracletis, item de variá potest. vocabb, παρακαλεϊν, παράκλησις, παράκλητος Hal. 1805.

* John xiv. 26. xv. 26. xvi. 13-15.

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